9th Ave: Sarah Rose Etter and Rita Bullwinkel

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Sarah Rose Etter discusses her new novel, The Book of X, with Rita Bullwinkel.

Praise for The Book of X

"Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist

"I loved every page of this gorgeous, grotesque, heartbreaking novel." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

About The Book of X

A surreal exploration of one woman's life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad men.

The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Twining the drama of the everyday -- school-age crushes, paying bills, the sickness of parents -- with the surreal -- rivers of thighs, men for sale, and fields of throats -- Cassie's realities alternate to create a blurred, fantastic world of haunting beauty.

 

The Book of X Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781937512811
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 16th, 2019

*A Best Book of 2019 --Molly Young, Vulture

"Etter brilliantly, viciously lays bare what it means to be a woman in the world, what it means to hurt, to need, to want, so much it consumes everything." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist


Belly Up Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780998518435
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Strange Object - November 15th, 2016

Fiction. BELLY UP is a story collection that contains ghosts, mediums, a lover obsessed with the sound of harps tuning, teenage girls who believe they are actually plants, gulag prisoners who outsmart a terrible warden, and carnivorous churches. Throughout these grotesque and tender stories, characters question the bodies they've been given and what their bodies require to be sustained.


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